Chemistry Placement

Chem Placement Testing Eligibility

De Anza Chem Test Score Transfer

Chem Test Prep

Results & Retest Policy

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Chem Placement Test Eligibility

Placement Test VS. Prerequisite Clearance Process

You should take an Chemistry Placement Test at the Testing & Assessment Center if you: You should complete the Admissions & Records Prerequisite Clearance Process if you have:
  • Plan to enroll in Chemistry 1A
  • Completed the prerequisite(s) courses at Foothill College within the past three (3) years
  • You took a Chemistry prerequisite course more than three (3) years ago
    • In general, high school Chemistry courses DO NOT meet the prerequisites, although Chemistry AP scores of 4 or higher will be considered.
  • Completed the equivalent prerequisite(s) courses at another U.S. College or University within three (3) years
  • Taken and earned a score of '4' or higher on the following AP courses in high school:
    • AP Chemistry (and have taken math prerequisites within several years)

Prerequisite Clearance Process:

To be cleared for a prerequisite, please complete a prerequisite clearance form and submit the form to Admissions & Records.

Unsure about your Foothill Placement Testing History?

If you have already taken a Chemistry placement test at Foothill College, your placement will be vaild for 365 days.

  • Valid scores will be posted on your Student Tab of MyPortal.

De Anza Chem Test Score Transfer

  • Foothill College only accepts the transfer of De Anza Chem Test scores.
  • We cannot accept placement test scores from the CSUs, UCs, or other outside institutions.
  • To transfer your De Anza Chem Test Scores, please complete the Transfer of Scores process.

Chem Test Prep

Before scheduling an appointment with the Testing & Assessment Center:

Results & Retest Policy

Chemistry Assessment & Course Placement Guide

Chemistry Course Sequence for Allied Heath Majors

Expiration of Assessment Results

Assessment results are valid for one (1) year for the date that the score was earned.

Retest Policy for the Chemistry Placement Test

Students can retake the Chemistry Placement Test one (1) year after the date of the first exam.


Challenges to placements should be directed to the appropriate Division Office.

Chemistry: Dean of Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering (PSME)

Foothill College Placement Testing Retest Policy - Updated July 1, 2015

Schedule an Appointment

Placement Testing is available by appointment only.

Download the Placement Testing Schedule or Schedule an Appointment now!

All you need to bring to your appointment is 1) a photo ID and 2) your Foothill student ID number. Everything else (pencils, calculators, etc.) is provided for you.

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